State Police make arrest in connection to the January officer-involved shooting in Lafayette Parish
Opelousas - On January 23, 2022, Officers with the Lafayette Police Department were working a nightclub security detail and responded to a fight in a nearby parking lot. As they were responding to the fight, Officers heard a gunshot in the crowd. A subject at the scene, 19-year-old Leandre Guillory of Opelousas, pointed a handgun at an officer and the Officer discharged his duty weapon injuring Guillory. Guillory fled on foot and was apprehended a short time later. He was transported to a local hospital and treated for his injuries. Guillory was subsequently released from the hospital, arrested by the Lafayette PD detectives and charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder in the initial shooting incident. He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and later released on bond.
A Glock handgun was found on the scene along the path Guillory took while fleeing from police. It was later discovered that the Glock handgun belonged to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and was reported stolen during a burglary of a department vehicle in December 2019. The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab forensically matched the Glock handgun to the weapon fired during the fight in the parking lot. Guillory’s DNA was also found on the stolen Glock handgun.
State Police detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Guillory charging him with Aggravated Assault Upon a Police Officer and Illegal Possession of a Stolen Firearm. On June 28, 2022, LSP Detectives, along with the assistance from the Opelousas Police Department and St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, located Guillory in Opelousas. He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
The investigation remains ongoing. Once completed, it will be turned over to the Lafayette Parish District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.